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Blind Pig Records has announced an August 16th release date for new CDs from blues/rock pioneer Elvin Bishop, up-and-coming singer and songwriter Renee Austin, and a live CD and DVD from Magic Slim and the Teardrops.

Gettin' My Groove Back is the first studio album in seven years from Elvin Bishop, the renowned blues-rock guitarist who was a founding member of the legendary Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and a mainstay on the 60's San Francisco Fillmore scene with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and B.B. King. With Michael Bloomfield, he pioneered the dual guitar attack later popularized by Dickie Betts and Greg Allman in what's become known as Southern Rock. Gettin' My Groove Back features the trademarks that have made Elvin one of the most beloved figures on the blues-rock scene - raucous, high-energy blues, roadhouse romps, searing guitar licks, tasty slide guitar, infectious sense of humor - plus outrage, optimism, and belief in the redemptive power of music. The album features Bishop's top-flight band as well as special guests Henry Butler, Roy Rogers, and Norton Buffalo.

Renee Austin's Right About Love is the much anticipated follow-up to her national debut recording Sweet Talk, nominated for a W.C. Handy Award as "Best New Artist Debut." The talented vocalist and songwriter is noted for her formidable vocal prowess, emotional commitment to every note and evocative spins on time-honored American roots music. Right About Love continues Austin's musical journey into what she calls "Roadhouse Soul," mixing blues, roadhouse rock, gospel and country styles. Whatever genre of music she performs, Renee Austin invests each style with a unique flavor and passion that few artists can match.

Anything Can Happen is the new live recording from Magic Slim and the Teardrops, renowned as one of the world's top authentic Chicago blues bands. They won the W.C. Handy Award for "Blues Band of the Year," and Living Blues magazine has called them "a national treasure." Anything Can Happen, which will be available on DVD as well as CD, faithfully captures the experience of seeing and hearing "the last real Chicago blues band," as Magic Slim's slashing guitar lines and greasy, gutbucket vocals take blues fans on a back-alley excursion into true, visceral blues. The DVD features a 60 minute concert, 5.1 Surround Sound, plus a Magic Slim interview.

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